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Deep Purple
In 2004, from left to right, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Ian Gillan, Don Airey and Steve Morse
In 2004, from left to right, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Ian Gillan, Don Airey and Steve Morse
Background information
Origin Hertfordshire, England
Genre(s) Hard rock, heavy metal[1][2][3], blues-rock
Years active 1968 – 1976
1984 – present
Label(s) Edel, EMI, BMG, Polydor, Warner Bros., Tetragrammaton, Aquarius
Associated acts Rainbow, Whitesnake, Gillan, Black Sabbath, Blackmore's Night, Tommy Bolin, Episode Six, Screaming Lord Sutch, Dixie Dregs
Website www.deeppurple.com
Members
Ian Gillan
Roger Glover
Ian Paice
Steve Morse
Don Airey
Former members
Ritchie Blackmore
Jon Lord
Rod Evans
Nick Simper
David Coverdale
Glenn Hughes
Joe Lynn Turner
Joe Satriani
Tommy Bolin
Jon Lamoureux
Joey Imm
Maria Ganio

Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertfordshire in 1968.[4] Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, they are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock,[5] although the members of the band have always refused to label themselves as heavy metal[6]. The band has also incorporated pop and progressive rock elements [5]. It was once listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's loudest band,[5][7][8] and it has sold over 100 million albums worldwide.[9][10][11][12] Deep Purple was ranked #22 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock program.[13] Deep Purple was the biggest hit written by pianist Peter De Rose, who broadcast, 1923 to 1939, with May Singhi as The Sweethearts of the Air on the NBC radio network. ... Re-issue cover Remastered Deep Purple is the third studio album by English hard rock band Deep Purple, released in 1969 on Harvest Records in the UK and on Tetragrammaton in the US. It was to be the last album with the original lineup. ... Deep Purple before entering the stage in 2004. ... Roger David Glover (b. ... Ian Paice Ian Anderson Paice (born June 29, 1948; Nottingham, England) made his name as drummer with seminal heavy rock band Deep Purple. ... Ian Gillan (born 19 August 1945 in Hounslow, London), is an English rock music vocalist best known as the lead singer for Deep Purple. ... Don Airey (born 21 June 1948, Sunderland, England) has been the keyboardist in the rock band Deep Purple since 2002, succeeding Jon Lord. ... Steve Morse Steven J. Morse is a rock guitarist and guitar virtuoso, best known for his position as guitarist in the Dixie Dregs and Deep Purple. ... For the similarly named county in the West Midlands region, see Herefordshire. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Blues Rock or Blues-rock is a fusion genre of music which combines elements of the blues with rock and roll. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Edel Music was founded in 1986 in Germany as a mail order record company selling mostly soundtracks. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) is one of the six divisions of Bertelsmann. ... Polydor Records is a record label once headquartered in Germany. ... Warner Bros. ... A onetime musical record label, founded by artist manager Roy Silver with Bruce Post Campbell and comedian Bill Cosby in the 1960s. ... For other uses, see Aquarius Records. ... Rainbow were a hard rock and heavy metal band formed by former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in 1975. ... Whitesnake is an English hard rock band, founded in 1977 by David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple). ... The Ian Gillan Band is a side project band of former Deep Purple member Ian Gillan. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Blackmores Night is a Renaissance-inspired folk rock band led by Ritchie Blackmore (electric guitar and acoustic guitar) and Candice Night (lyricist and lead vocals). ... Thomas Richard Tommy Bolin (August 1, 1951, Sioux City, Iowa - December 4, 1976) was an American-born guitarist best known for his work with Zephyr (from 1969 to 1971), The James Gang (from 1973 through 1974), Deep Purple (from 1975 to 1976) and his solo work. ... British band in the mid-sixties. ... David Edward Sutch (or Screaming Lord Sutch) (November 10, 1940 – June 16, 1999) was an English musician, politician and maverick. ... Dixie Dregs is a progressive rock band formed in the 1970s. ... Ian Gillan (born 19 August 1945 in Hounslow, London), is an English rock music vocalist best known as the lead singer for Deep Purple. ... Roger David Glover (b. ... Ian Paice Ian Anderson Paice (born June 29, 1948; Nottingham, England) made his name as drummer with seminal heavy rock band Deep Purple. ... Steve Morse Steven J. Morse is a rock guitarist and guitar virtuoso, best known for his position as guitarist in the Dixie Dregs and Deep Purple. ... Don Airey (born 21 June 1948, Sunderland, England) has been the keyboardist in the rock band Deep Purple since 2002, succeeding Jon Lord. ... Richard Hugh Blackmore, (born 14 April 1945) is an English guitarist. ... Jon Douglas Lord (born Leicester 9 June 1941) is an English composer, Hammond organ and piano player. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Nick Simper Nicholas Simper (b. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the Village People member see Glenn Hughes (American singer). ... Joe Lynn Turner (JLT), born Joseph Linquito August 2, 1951 in Hackensack, New Jersey, is a melodic hard rock singer best known for his work with Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen. ... Joseph Satch Satriani (born July 15, 1956 in Westbury, New York, U.S.) is an American guitarist and former guitar instructor. ... Thomas Richard Tommy Bolin (August 1, 1951, Sioux City, Iowa - December 4, 1976) was an American-born guitarist best known for his work with Zephyr (from 1969 to 1971), The James Gang (from 1973 through 1974), Deep Purple (from 1975 to 1976) and his solo work. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the genre. ... For the similarly named county in the West Midlands region, see Herefordshire. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... 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The band has gone through many line-up changes and an eight-year hiatus. The 1968-76 line-ups are commonly labelled Mark I, II, III and IV. [14][15] Their second and most commercially successful line-up featured: Ian Gillan (vocals), Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Jon Lord (keyboards), Roger Glover (bass guitar) and Ian Paice (drums).[8] This line-up was revived from 1984-89 and again in 1993 before the rift between Blackmore and other members became unbridgeable. The current line-up including guitarist Steve Morse has been much more stable, though Lord's retirement in 2002 has left Paice as the only original member.[16] Look up hiatus in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Ian Gillan (born 19 August 1945 in Hounslow, London), is an English rock music vocalist best known as the lead singer for Deep Purple. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Richard Hugh Blackmore, (born 14 April 1945) is an English guitarist. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Jon Douglas Lord (born Leicester 9 June 1941) is an English composer, Hammond organ and piano player. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Roger David Glover (b. ... There are a range of musical instruments that can be collectively be regarded as bass instruments since they are in the bass range. ... Ian Paice Ian Anderson Paice (born June 29, 1948; Nottingham, England) made his name as drummer with seminal heavy rock band Deep Purple. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Steve Morse Steven J. Morse is a rock guitarist and guitar virtuoso, best known for his position as guitarist in the Dixie Dregs and Deep Purple. ...

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History

(1964–1968) Pre-Deep Purple years

In 1967, former Searchers drummer Chris Curtis contacted London businessman Tony Edwards in the hope that he would manage a new group he was putting together, to be called Roundabout: so-called because the members would get on and off the band, like a musical roundabout. Impressed with the plan, Edwards agreed to finance the venture with two business partners: John Coletta and Ron Hire (Hire-Edwards-Coletta - HEC Enterprises). The Searchers are a British rock act who emerged as part of the 1960s merseybeat scene along with The Beatles, The Swinging Blue Jeans, and Gerry and the Pacemakers. ... Chris Curtis is a British drummer and singer with the 1960s rock band The Searchers. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


The first recruit was the classically-trained Hammond organ player Jon Lord, who had most notably played with The Artwoods (led by Art Wood, brother of future Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, and featuring Keef Hartley). He was followed by session guitarist Ritchie Blackmore who was persuaded to return from Hamburg to audition for the new group. Curtis soon dropped out, but HEC Enterprises, as well as Lord and Blackmore, were keen to carry on. The Hammond organ is an electric organ which was invented by Laurens Hammond in 1934 and manufactured by the Hammond Organ Company until the 1970s. ... Jon Douglas Lord (born Leicester 9 June 1941) is an English composer, Hammond organ and piano player. ... Arthur Art Wood (July 7, 1937 - November 3, 2006) was a British blues, pop and rock singer, who led The Artwoods in the 1960s and subsequently became a graphic artist. ... Ron Wood (born June 1, 1947 in London) is a British rock guitarist and best known as a member of The Rolling Stones and The Faces. ... Keef Hartley (born April 8, 1944 in Preston, England) is a British musician. ... Richard Hugh Blackmore, (born 14 April 1945) is an English guitarist. ... For other uses, see Hamburg (disambiguation). ...


For the bass guitar, Lord suggested his old friend Nick Simper, with whom he had played in a band called The Flower Pot Men and their Garden (formerly known as The Ivy League) back in 1967. Simper's claims to fame (apart from Purple) were that he had been in Johnny Kidd & The Pirates and had been in the car crash that killed Kidd. He was also in Screaming Lord Sutch's The Savages, where he played with Blackmore. Nick Simper Nicholas Simper (b. ... The Flower Pot Men were a British pop group created in 1967, who enjoyed fleeting fame. ... Johnny Kidd and the Pirates were a rock and roll group from the United Kingdom who performed in the late 1950s and 1960s. ... David Edward Sutch (or Screaming Lord Sutch) (November 10, 1940 – June 16, 1999) was an English musician, politician and maverick. ...


The line-up was completed by singer Rod Evans and drummer Ian Paice from The Maze. After a brief tour of Denmark in the spring of 1968, Blackmore suggested a new name: Deep Purple, which was his grandmother's favourite song. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ian Paice Ian Anderson Paice (born June 29, 1948; Nottingham, England) made his name as drummer with seminal heavy rock band Deep Purple. ... Deep Purple was the biggest hit written by pianist Peter De Rose, who broadcast, 1923 to 1939, with May Singhi as The Sweethearts of the Air on the NBC radio network. ...


(1968–1970) Breakthrough

In October 1968, the group had success with a cover of Joe South's "Hush", which reached #4 on the US Billboard chart. The song was taken from their debut album Shades of Deep Purple, and they were booked to support Cream on their Goodbye tour. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hush is a song that was written by Joe South. ... Re-issue cover Original US cover Shades of Deep Purple is the debut album by English hard rock band Deep Purple, released in 1968 on Parlophone in the UK and Tetragrammaton in the United States. ... Cream were a 1960s British rock band comprising guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker. ... Goodbye (also called Goodbye Cream) was the final original album of the rock power trio Cream. ...


The band's second album, The Book of Taliesyn (including a cover of Neil Diamond's "Kentucky Woman"), was released in the United States to coincide with this tour, reaching #38 on the billboard chart, although it would not be released in their home country until the following year. 1969 saw the release of their third album, Deep Purple, which contained strings and woodwind on one track ("April"). Several influences were in evidence, notably Vanilla Fudge and Lord's classical antecedents such as Bach and Rimsky-Korsakov. Re-issue cover Remastered The Book of Taliesyn is the second album by English rock band Deep Purple, released in 1968 by Tetragrammaton in the US, and by EMIs Harvest Records in the UK, and Polydor in Canada and Japan in 1969. ... Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actor. ... Re-issue cover Remastered Deep Purple is the third studio album by English hard rock band Deep Purple, released in 1969 on Harvest Records in the UK and on Tetragrammaton in the US. It was to be the last album with the original lineup. ... Vanilla Fudge was an American psychedelic band that recorded albums from 1967 to 1970. ... “Bach” redirects here. ... Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian: , Nikolaj Andreevič Rimskij-Korsakov), also Nikolay, Nicolai, and Rimsky-Korsakoff, (March 6 (N.S. March 18), 1844 – June 8 (N.S. June 21) 1908) was a Russian composer, one of five Russian composers known as The Five, and was later a...


After these three albums and extensive touring in the States, their American record company, Tetragrammaton, went out of business, leaving the band with no money and an uncertain future. (Tetragrammaton's assets were assumed by Warner Bros. Records, who would release Deep Purple's records in the U.S. throughout the 1970's.) Returning to England in early 1969, they recorded a single called "Emmaretta", named for a cast member of the musical Hair, whom Rod Evans was trying to seduce, before Evans and Simper were fired. Warner Bros. ... This article is about the musical. ...


The band hunted down singer Ian Gillan from Episode Six, a band that had released several singles in the UK without achieving their big break for commercial success. Six's drummer Mick Underwood - an old comrade of Blackmore's from his Savages days - made the introductions, and bassist Roger Glover tagged along for the initial sessions. Purple persuaded Glover to join full-time; an act that effectively killed Episode Six and gave Underwood a guilt complex that lasted nearly a decade - until Gillan recruited him for his new post-Purple band in the late 1970s. Ian Gillan (born 19 August 1945 in Hounslow, London), is an English rock music vocalist best known as the lead singer for Deep Purple. ... British band in the mid-sixties. ... Roger David Glover (b. ...


This created the quintessential Deep Purple "Mark II" lineup, whose first, inauspicious release was a Greenaway-Cook tune titled "Hallelujah," which flopped. Roger John Greenaway (born August 23, 1938, Fishponds, Bristol, England), is a popular British songwriter, best remembered for his collaborations with Roger Cook. ... Roger Frederick Cook (b. ...


The band gained some much-needed publicity with the Concerto for Group and Orchestra, a three-movement epic composed by Lord as a solo project and performed by the band at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Arnold. Together with Five Bridges by The Nice, it was one of the first collaborations between a rock band and an orchestra, although at the time, certain members of Purple (Blackmore and Gillan especially) were less than happy at the group being tagged as "a group who played with orchestras" when actually what they had in mind was to develop the band into a much tighter, hard-rocking style. Despite this, Lord wrote and the band recorded the Gemini Suite, another orchestra/group collaboration in the same vein, in late 1970. The Concerto for Group and Orchestra is a concerto performed by Deep Purple and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969, composed by Jon Lord. ... Albert Hall redirects here. ... The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is an English orchestra based in London. ... Sir Malcolm Arnold Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold, CBE (21 October 1921 – 23 September 2006) was an English composer. ... The Five Bridges Suite is a modern piece of music, written in the 1960s, combining classical music and jazz. ... Keith Emerson, Lee Jackson, Brian Davison, Davy OList, circa 1967-68. ... A recording of Jon Lords classical/rock piece featuring the whole of Deep Purple Mk 2, recorded live during this one and only live performance in 1970. ...


(1970–1976) Popularity and breakup

cover for Deep Purple's classic album In Rock, 1970
cover for Deep Purple's classic album In Rock, 1970

Shortly after the orchestral release, the band began a hectic touring and recording schedule that was to see little respite for the next three years. Their first studio album of this period, released in mid-1970, was Deep Purple in Rock (a name deliberately chosen to distance the rock album from the concerto) and contained the then-concert staples "Speed King," "Into The Fire," and "Child in Time." The band also issued the UK Top Ten single "Black Night." The interplay between Blackmore's guitar and Lord's distorted organ, coupled with Ian Gillan's howling vocals and the rhythm section of Glover and Paice, now started to take on a unique identity and become instantly recognisable to rock fans throughout Europe. Deep Purple in Rock is a hard rock album by English rock band Deep Purple, released in 1970. ... Deep Purple in Rock is a hard rock album by English rock band Deep Purple, released in 1970. ... In Rock is a hard rock album by Deep Purple released in 1970. ... Child In Time is a song by British hard rock band Deep Purple. ... Black Night is a song by British hard rock band Deep Purple, first released as a single in 1970, and is now included on the 25th Year Anniversary version of their 1970 album, Deep Purple in Rock. ...


A second album, the more mellow and creatively progressive Fireball (a favourite of Gillan but not of the rest of the band), was issued in the summer of 1971. The title track "Fireball" was released as a single, as was "Strange Kind of Woman" - not from the album but recorded during the same sessions (although it was included on the US version of the album in lieu of the UK version's song "Demon's Eye.") Fireball is a hard rock album by Deep Purple. ... Fireball track listing Fireball (1) No No No (2) Fireball is the opening song of the fireball (album) by the English hard rock band Deep Purple. ... Fireball track listing No One Came (7) Strange Kind of Woman (8) Im Alone (9) Strange Kind of Woman is a song by British rock band Deep Purple, and was originally released as a follow up single after Black Night in early 1971, and later appeared on the re...


Within weeks of Fireball's release, the band was already performing songs planned for the next album. One song (which later became "Highway Star") was performed at the first gig of the Fireball tour, having been written on the bus to a show in Portsmouth, in answer to a journalist's question: "How do you go about writing songs?" Three months later, in December 1971, the band traveled to Switzerland to record Machine Head. The album was due to be recorded at a casino in Montreux, using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, but a fire during a Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention gig burned down the casino. The album was actually recorded at the nearby empty Grand Hotel. This incident famously inspired the song "Smoke on the Water." Gillan believes that he witnessed a man fire a flare gun into the ceiling during the concert, prompting Mark Volman of the Mothers to comment: "Arthur Brown in person!" Highway Star is one of British rock group Deep Purples most famous songs. ... Alternate cover 25th anniversary gatefold cover Machine Head is the third Mk II (sixth overall) Deep Purple studio album. ... For other uses, see Montreux (disambiguation). ... The Rolling Stones Mobile Studio is a mobile recording studio owned by the musical group the Rolling Stones. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... Machine Head track listing UK single cover Smoke on the Water is a rock song by British rock band Deep Purple. ... For other persons of the same name, see Arthur Brown. ...


Continuing from where both previous albums left off, Machine Head has since become one of the band's most famous albums, including tracks that became live classics such as "Highway Star," "Space Truckin'," "Lazy," and "Smoke on the Water." Deep Purple continued to tour and record at a rate that would be rare thirty years on: when Machine Head was recorded, the group had only been together three and a half years, yet it was their seventh LP. Meanwhile the band undertook four US tours in 1972 and the August tour of Japan that led to a double-vinyl live release, Made in Japan. Originally intended as a Japan-only record, its world-wide release saw the double LP become an instant hit. It remains one of rock music's most popular and highest selling live-concert recordings (although at the time it was perhaps seen as less important, as only Glover and Paice turned up to mix it). Alternate cover 25th anniversary gatefold cover Machine Head is the third Mk II (sixth overall) Deep Purple studio album. ... Highway Star is one of British rock group Deep Purples most famous songs. ... Space Truckin is The Greatest song ever by British rock band Deep Purple. ... Lazy is a song by British hard rock band Deep Purple from their 1972 album Machine Head, a live performance of the song can be found on the album Made in Japan, released later the same year. ... Machine Head track listing UK single cover Smoke on the Water is a rock song by British rock band Deep Purple. ... Made in Japan is a live album by British hard rock band Deep Purple, released in December 1972. ...

cover for Deep Purple's most successful album Machine Head, 1972
cover for Deep Purple's most successful album Machine Head, 1972

The classic Purple Mk. II line-up continued to work and released the album Who Do We Think We Are (1973), featuring the hit single "Woman from Tokyo," but internal tensions and exhaustion were more noticeable than ever. The bad feelings culminated in Ian Gillan quitting the band after their second tour of Japan in the summer of 1973, and Roger Glover being pushed out with him. Their replacements were an unknown singer from Saltburn in Northeast England, David Coverdale, and Midlands bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, formerly of Trapeze. According to the liner notes for the 30th anniversary edition of Burn, after first acquiring Glenn Hughes, they debated continuing as a four piece with Hughes as both bassist and vocalist. This new line-up continued into 1974 with the heavier blues-rock album Burn, another highly successful release and world tour. Hughes and Coverdale added both vocal harmonies and a more funky element to the band's music, a sound that was even more apparent on the late 1974 release Stormbringer. Besides the title track, the album had a number of songs that received much radio play, such as "Lady Double Dealer," "The Gypsy," and "Soldier Of Fortune." Yet Blackmore voiced unhappiness with the album and the direction Deep Purple had taken. As a result, he left the band in the spring of 1975 to form his own band with Ronnie James Dio of Elf, called Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, later shortened after one album to Rainbow. Cover of the Deep Purple album Machine Head. ... Cover of the Deep Purple album Machine Head. ... Alternate cover 25th anniversary gatefold cover Machine Head is the third Mk II (sixth overall) Deep Purple studio album. ... Who Do We Think We Are! is a hard rock album by Deep Purple. ... Map sources for Saltburn-by-the-Sea at grid reference NZ6621 Saltburn-by-the-Sea pier and cliff lift Saltburn-By-The-Sea is a seaside resort in the unitary authority of Redcar and Cleveland, England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the Village People member see Glenn Hughes (American singer). ... Trapeze were an English rock band formed in March 1969, by vocalist John Jones and guitarist/keyboardist Terry Rowley (who named the band), with guitarist Mel Galley, singer/bassist Glenn Hughes, and drummer Dave Holland. ... Burn, a hard rock-album by Deep Purple released in 1974, welcomed new vocalist David Coverdale, as well as Bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes from Trapeze. ... Stormbringer is the ninth studio album by Deep Purple, released in December 1974. ... Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona on July 10, 1942 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA), is an American heavy metal vocalist who has performed with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and his own band Dio. ... Cover of Elfs debut self-titled album Elf was a Blues-rock band founded in 1967 by singer Ronnie James Dio, keyboardist Doug Thaler, drummer Gary Driscoll, and guitarists Nick Pantas and David Feinstein. ... Rainbow were a hard rock and heavy metal band formed by former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in 1975. ...


With Blackmore's departure, Deep Purple was left to fill one of the biggest bandmember vacancies in rock music. In spite of this, the rest of the band refused to stop, and to the surprise of many long-time fans, actually announced a replacement for the "irreplaceable" Man in Black; American Tommy Bolin. Thomas Richard Tommy Bolin (August 1, 1951, Sioux City, Iowa - December 4, 1976) was an American-born guitarist best known for his work with Zephyr (from 1969 to 1971), The James Gang (from 1973 through 1974), Deep Purple (from 1975 to 1976) and his solo work. ...


There are at least two versions about the recruitment of Bolin: according to the liner notes in the Deep Purple 4-CD boxed set it was Coverdale who had suggested auditioning Bolin. "He walked in, thin as a rake, his hair coloured green, yellow, and blue with feathers in it. Slinking along beside him was this stunning Hawaiian girl in a crochet dress with nothing on underneath. He plugged into four Marshall 100-watt stacks and...the job was his." But in an interview originally published by Melody Maker in June 1975 and available at the Deep Purple Appreciation Society's (DPAS) website, Bolin himself claimed that he came to the audition following a recommendation from Ritchie Blackmore [1]. Bolin had been a member of many now-forgotten mid-60s bands - Denny & The Triumphs, American Standard, and Zephyr, which released three albums from '69-72. Before Purple, Bolin's best-known recordings were made as a session musician on Billy Cobham's 1973 jazz fusion album, Spectrum, and on The James Gang's Bang (1973) and Miami (1974). He had also jammed with such luminaries as Dr. John, Albert King, The Good Rats and Alphonse Mouzon, and was busy working on his first solo album, Teaser when he accepted the invitation to join Deep Purple. Native Hawaiians (in Hawaiian, kānaka ōiwi or kānaka maoli) are member[s] or descendant[s] of the indigenous Polynesian people of the Hawaiian Islands.[2] Native Hawaiians trace their ancestry back to the first Marquesan and Tahitian settlers of Hawaii (possibly as early as AD 400), before the... ... Zephyr was a blues-based hard rock band formed in 1968 in Denver, Colorado by guitarist Tommy Bolin, keyboardist John Faris, David Givens on bass guitar, Robbie Chamberlain on drums and Candy Givens on vocals. ... Billy Cobham performing on Réunion in October 2006. ... Jazz fusion or jazz rock is a musical genre that merges jazz with elements of other styles of music, particularly funk, rock, R&B, ska, electronic, and world music, but also pop, classical, and folk music, or sometimes even metal, reggae, country, hip hop, etc. ... Spectrum is the debut album of fusion drummer, Billy Cobham. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Bang is the sixth studio album by James Gang, released in 1973. ... For the song by Dropkick Murphys, see Sing Loud, Sing Proud!. The Good Rats are a rock band from Long Island, New York. ... Alphonse Mouzon Alphonse Mouzon is the Chairman/CEO of Tenacious Records. ... Teaser is the debut album from American guitarist Tommy Bolin. ...


The resulting album, Come Taste the Band, was released in October 1975. Despite mixed reviews, the collection revitalised the band once again, bringing a new, extreme funk edge to their hard rock sound. Bolin's influence was crucial, and with encouragement from Glenn Hughes and David Coverdale, the guitarist developed much of the material. Later, Bolin's personal problems with drugs began to manifest themselves, and after cancelled shows and below-par concert performances, the band was in danger. Come Taste the Band is an album by the hard rock band, Deep Purple, recorded between August 3 and September, 1975, it was released in October 1975. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... For the Village People member see Glenn Hughes (American singer). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


(1976–1984) Band split, side projects

The end came on tour in Britain in March 1976 at the Liverpool Empire Theatre. David Coverdale reportedly walked off in tears and handed in his resignation, to which he was allegedly told there was no band left to quit. The decision to disband Purple had been made some time before the last show by Lord and Paice (the last remaining original members), who hadn't told anyone else. The break-up was finally made public in July 1976. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Later, Bolin had just finished recording his second solo album, Private Eyes, when, on December 4, 1976, tragedy struck. In Miami, during a tour supporting Jeff Beck, Bolin was found unconscious by his girlfriend. Unable to wake him, she hurriedly called paramedics, but it was too late. The official cause of death: multiple-drug intoxication. He was 25 years old. This article is about the city in Florida. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ...


After the break-up most of the past and present members of Deep Purple went on to have considerable success in a number of other bands, including Rainbow, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath and Gillan. There were, however, a number of promoter-led attempts to get the band to reform, especially with the revival of the hard rock market in the late 70s/early 80s. By 1980, an unauthorised version of the band surfaced with Rod Evans as the only member who had ever been in Deep Purple, eventually ending in successful legal action from the legitimate Deep Purple camp over unauthorised use of the name. Evans was ordered to pay damages of $672,000 for using the band name without permission.[17] Rainbow were a hard rock and heavy metal band formed by former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in 1975. ... Whitesnake is an English hard rock band, founded in 1977 by David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple). ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... The Ian Gillan Band is a side project band of former Deep Purple member Ian Gillan. ...


(1984–1994) Reunions and breakups

In April 1984, eight years after the demise of Deep Purple, a full-scale (and legal) reunion took place with the "classic" early 70s line-up of Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord and Paice. The album Perfect Strangers was released in October 1984. A solid release, it sold extremely well and included the singles and concert staples "Knockin' At Your Back Door" and "Perfect Strangers." The reunion tour followed, starting in Australia and wending its way across the world to the USA, then into Europe by the following summer. Financially, the tour was also a tremendous success. The UK homecoming proved limited, as they elected to play just a single festival show at Knebworth (with main support from the Scorpions). The weather was bad, but 80,000 turned up anyway. Perfect Strangers is the eleventh studio album by Deep Purple, released in November 1984. ... Perfect Strangers is the fifth song on a Deep Purple album by the same name. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Knebworth is a village in the north of Hertfordshire, England. ... For other bands named The Scorpions or other meanings of scorpion, see scorpion. ... For other uses, see Weather (disambiguation). ...


The line-up then released The House of Blue Light in 1987, which was followed by a world tour (interrupted after Blackmore broke a finger on stage) and another live album Nobody's Perfect (1988) which was culled from several shows on this tour, but still largely based around the by-now familiar Made in Japan set-list. In the UK a new version of "Hush" was released to mark 20 years of the band. In 1989, Ian Gillan was fired as his relations with Blackmore had again soured and their musical differences had widened too far. His replacement was former Rainbow vocalist Joe Lynn Turner. This line-up recorded just one album, Slaves & Masters (1990) and toured in support. It is one of Blackmore's favourite Purple albums, though some fans derided it as little more than a so-called "Deep Rainbow" album. The House of Blue Light is the twelfth studio album by Deep Purple, released in 1987, it is the second recording by the re-formed Mark II lineup. ... Nobodys Perfect is a live album released in 1988 by Deep Purple. ... Joe Lynn Turner (JLT), born Joseph Linquito August 2, 1951 in Hackensack, New Jersey, is a melodic hard rock singer best known for his work with Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen. ... Slaves & Masters is the thirteenth studio album by Deep Purple, it was released in 1990. ...


With the tour done, Turner was forced out, as Lord, Paice and Glover (and the record company) wanted Gillan back in the fold for the 25th anniversary. Blackmore grudgingly relented and the classic line-up recorded The Battle Rages On, but tensions between Gillan and Blackmore came to a head yet again during an otherwise stunningly successful European tour. Blackmore walked out in November 1993, never to return. Joe Satriani was drafted in to complete the Japanese dates in December and stayed on for a European Summer tour in 1994. He was asked to join permanently, but his record contract commitments prevented this. The band unanimously chose Dixie Dregs/Kansas guitarist Steve Morse to become Blackmore's permanent successor. The Battle Rages On is the fourteenth studio album by Deep Purple, released in 1993. ... Joseph Satch Satriani (born July 15, 1956 in Westbury, New York, U.S.) is an American guitarist and former guitar instructor. ... Dixie Dregs is a progressive rock band formed in the 1970s. ... For other uses, see Kansas (disambiguation). ... Steve Morse Steven J. Morse is a rock guitarist and guitar virtuoso, best known for his position as guitarist in the Dixie Dregs and Deep Purple. ...


(1994–present) Revival with Steve Morse

Roger Glover and Steve Morse jamming during the intro to "Highway Star"
Roger Glover and Steve Morse jamming during the intro to "Highway Star"

Steve Morse's arrival revitalised the band creatively, and in 1996 a new album titled Purpendicular was released, showing a wide variety of musical styles. With a revamped set list to tour, Deep Purple enjoyed success throughout the rest of the 1990s, releasing the harder-sounding Abandon in 1998, and touring with renewed enthusiasm. In 1999, Jon Lord, with the help of a fan who was also a musicologist and composer, painstakingly recreated the Concerto for Group and Orchestra; the original score having been lost. It was once again performed at the Royal Albert Hall in September 1999, this time with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul Mann. The concert also featured songs from each member's solo careers, as well as a short Deep Purple set, and the occasion was commemorated on the 2000 album Live at the Royal Albert Hall. In early 2001, two similar concerts were performed in Tokyo and released as part of the box set The Soundboard Series. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3456x2304, 1509 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Deep Purple Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3456x2304, 1509 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Deep Purple Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Highway Star is one of British rock group Deep Purples most famous songs. ... Purpendicular - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Abandon is an album by Deep Purple, released in 1998 on the CMC International Record Label. ... The Concerto for Group and Orchestra is a concerto performed by Deep Purple and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969, composed by Jon Lord. ... Albert Hall redirects here. ... The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... A box set (sometimes referred to as a boxed set) is one or more musical recordings, films, television programs, or other collection of related things that are contained in a box. ... The Soundboard Series is a live box set recorded and released by the band Deep Purple in 2001. ...


Much of the next few years was spent on the road touring. The group continued forward until 2002, when founding member Jon Lord (who, along with Ian Paice, was the only member to be in all incarnations of the band) announced his amicable retirement from the band to pursue personal projects (especially orchestral work). Rock keyboard veteran Don Airey (Rainbow/Ozzy Osbourne), who had helped Deep Purple out when Lord's knee was injured in 2001, joined the band. In 2003, Deep Purple released their first studio album in five years, working with new producer Michael Bradford, the highly praised (but controversially titled) Bananas, and began touring in support of the album immediately. In July 2005, the band played at the Live 8 concert in Park Place (Barrie, Ontario) and, in October of the same year, released their next album Rapture of the Deep. It was followed by the Rapture of the Deep tour. Don Airey (born 21 June 1948, Sunderland, England) has been the keyboardist in the rock band Deep Purple since 2002, succeeding Jon Lord. ... Bananas is the 17th studio album by the British band Deep Purple,[1] released on 2003-10-07. ... Official Live8 DVD, released in November 2005 Live 8 was a series of concurrent benefit concerts that took place on 2 July 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. ... Park Place is a park located at Ontario provincial highway 400 (exit 90) off Mapleview Drive (formerly Molson Park Drive) East in the south end of Barrie, Ontario, Canada. ... For the electoral district, see Barrie (electoral district). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... The Rapture of the Deep Tour is a three-year long world tour by English rock band Deep Purple that is taking place in support of their latest studio album Rapture of the Deep. ...


In February 2007, Ian Gillan asked fans not to buy a live album being released by Sony BMG. This was a recording of their 1993 appearance at the NEC in Birmingham. Recordings of this show have previously been released without resistance from Gillan or any other members of the band, but he said: "It was one of the lowest points of my life - all of our lives, actually."[18] Ian Gillan (born 19 August 1945 in Hounslow, London), is an English rock music vocalist best known as the lead singer for Deep Purple. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Atrium entrance 2 at the NEC The interior of a section of the atrium The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is the seventh largest exhibition centre in Europe, located in Solihull, near Birmingham, England. ... This article is about the British city. ...


Tours

Deep Purple during Rapture of the Deep Tour 2007

Deep Purple are considered to be one of the hardest touring bands in the world.[19] [20] [21] From 1968 until today they continue to tour around the world on all 6 continents. In 2007 they received special award for selling more than 150 000 tickets in France with 40 dates in the country in 2007 alone.[22] In 2007, Purple's Rapture of the Deep Tour was voted #6 concert tour of the year (in all music genres) by Planet Rock listeners.[23]. Rolling Stones's A Bigger Bang Tour was voted #5 and beat Purple's tour with only 1%. Deep Purple is due to release new live compilation DVD box, Around the World Live, in May 2008. In February of 2008, the band made their first ever appearance in Russia [24]at the personal request of Dmitry Medvedev who at the time was considered a shoo-in for the seat of the Presidency of Russia. The Rapture of the Deep Tour is a three-year long world tour by English rock band Deep Purple that is taking place in support of their latest studio album Rapture of the Deep. ... The Rapture of the Deep Tour is a three-year long world tour by English rock band Deep Purple that is taking place in support of their latest studio album Rapture of the Deep. ... This article is about the UK radio station. ... This article is about the rock band. ... The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang Tour was a worldwide concert tour which took place between August 2005 and August 2007, in support of their album A Bigger Bang. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Deep Purple Debut Tour, 1968
  • Shades of Deep Purple Tour, 1968
  • The Book of Taliesyn Tour, 1968
  • Deep Purple UK Tour 1969, 1969
  • Deep Purple North American Tour 1969, 1969
  • Deep Purple UK Tour 1969 #2, 1969
  • In Rock Tour, 1970-1971
  • Fireball Tour, 1971-1972
  • Machine Head Tour, 1972-1973
  • Deep Purple European Tour 1974
  • Burn Tour, 1974
  • Stormbringer Tour, 1974
  • Come Taste The Band Tour, 1975-1976
  • Perfect Strangers Tour, 1984-1985
  • The House of Blue Light Tour, 1987-1988
  • Slaves and Masters Tour, 1991
  • Deep Purple 25 Years Anniversary Tour, also called as The Battle Rages on Tour, 1993
  • Deep Purple and Joe Satriani Tour, 1993-1994
  • Deep Purple North American Tour 1994, 1994-1995
  • Deep Purple Korean, South African and Indian Tour, 1995
  • Purpendicular Tour, 1996-1997
  • A Band on Tour, 1998-1999
  • Concerto Tour, 2000-2001
  • Deep Purple World Tour, 2001-2003
  • Bananas Tour, 2003-2005
  • Rapture of the Deep Tour, 2006-2008
  • Deep Purple 40 Years Anniversary Tour, 2008

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Discography and personnel

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Discography

Studio albums

Re-issue cover Original US cover Shades of Deep Purple is the debut album by English hard rock band Deep Purple, released in 1968 on Parlophone in the UK and Tetragrammaton in the United States. ... Re-issue cover Remastered The Book of Taliesyn is the second album by English rock band Deep Purple, released in 1968 by Tetragrammaton in the US, and by EMIs Harvest Records in the UK, and Polydor in Canada and Japan in 1969. ... Re-issue cover Remastered Deep Purple is the third studio album by English hard rock band Deep Purple, released in 1969 on Harvest Records in the UK and on Tetragrammaton in the US. It was to be the last album with the original lineup. ... Deep Purple in Rock is a hard rock album by English rock band Deep Purple, released in 1970. ... Fireball is a hard rock album by Deep Purple. ... Alternate cover 25th anniversary gatefold cover Machine Head is the third Mk II (sixth overall) Deep Purple studio album. ... Who Do We Think We Are! is a hard rock album by Deep Purple. ... Burn, a hard rock-album by Deep Purple released in 1974, welcomed new vocalist David Coverdale, as well as Bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes from Trapeze. ... Stormbringer is the ninth studio album by Deep Purple, released in December 1974. ... Come Taste the Band is an album by the hard rock band, Deep Purple, recorded between August 3 and September, 1975, it was released in October 1975. ... Perfect Strangers is the eleventh studio album by Deep Purple, released in November 1984. ... The House of Blue Light is the twelfth studio album by Deep Purple, released in 1987, it is the second recording by the re-formed Mark II lineup. ... Slaves & Masters is the thirteenth studio album by Deep Purple, it was released in 1990. ... The Battle Rages On is the fourteenth studio album by Deep Purple, released in 1993. ... Purpendicular - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Abandon is an album by Deep Purple, released in 1998 on the CMC International Record Label. ... Bananas is the 17th studio album by the British band Deep Purple,[1] released on 2003-10-07. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...

Notable live albums

The Concerto for Group and Orchestra is a concerto performed by Deep Purple and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969, composed by Jon Lord. ... Made in Japan is a live album by British hard rock band Deep Purple, released in December 1972. ... California Jam was a rock music festival concert held at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California on April 6, 1974. ... Made in Europe is a live album released by Deep Purple, recorded at the final dates in 1975 in which Ritchie Blackmore was a member of Purple. ... Last Concert in Japan is an album by Deep Purple released in March 1977. ... Deep Purple In Concert is an album by British hard rock band Deep Purple, recorded in 1970-1972, first released in 1980 in the UK, with the current US edition being made available in 2001. ... Nobodys Perfect is a live album released in 1988 by Deep Purple. ... They All Came Down To Montreux is the first live release by English hard-rock band Deep Purples mk VIII. This live is recorded in Montreux, during 2006 rapture of the deep tour. ...

Personnel

Current members

  • Ian Gillan - vocals, harmonica, congas (1969-1973, 1984-1989, 1992-present)
  • Steve Morse - guitar (1994-present)
  • Roger Glover - bass guitar, synthesizer (1969-1973, 1984-present)
  • Don Airey - keyboards (2002-present)
  • Ian Paice - drums, percussion (1968-present)

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Former members

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See also

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References

  1. ^ Weinstein, Deena. Heavy Metal: The Music and its Culture. DaCapo, 2000. ISBN 0-306-80970-2, pg. 2.
  2. ^ Christe, Ian. Sound of the Beast. Allison & Busby, pg. 2. ISBN 0749083514. 
  3. ^ Walser, Robert. Running with The Devil. Wesleyan University Press, pgs. 2. ISBN 0819562602. 
  4. ^ Shades of Deep Purple album sleeve notes p. 4-5.
  5. ^ a b c Deep Purple Bio by Jason Ankeny & Greg Prato of All Music Guide
  6. ^ Interview to Ian GIllan and Ian Paice from www.deep-purple.net
  7. ^ Deep Purple Concert Auckland, Logan Campbell Centre
  8. ^ a b Deep Purple - Hard Rock - Rock/Pop - Music - www.real.com
  9. ^ Deep Purple - Rapture Of The Deep. I Like Music article. Retrieved on 2007-04-21.
  10. ^ Deep Purple | Events | Hallam FM Arena
  11. ^ Artist Profile - Deep Purple
  12. ^ DEEP PURPLE and Paid, Inc. Launch First VIP Fan Experience Concert Package Sales on www.DeepPurple.org
  13. ^ The Greatest: 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock (40 - 21) at VH1.com
  14. ^ Deep Purple reviews
  15. ^ Deep Purple Mark I & Mark II
  16. ^ Drummerworld: Ian Paice
  17. ^ Bogus Deep Purple
  18. ^ BBC News Online - Deep Purple live album withdrawn
  19. ^ The Highway Star — Fall tour of Germany
  20. ^ The Highway Star — Pisco Sour under Peruvian skies
  21. ^ The Deep Purple Live Index
  22. ^ Deep Purple, 2007 Tour Reviews
  23. ^ http://www.planetrock.co.uk/article.asp?id=544140#Tour Of The Year
  24. ^ Deep Purple perform for Russia's future president - Times Online

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